Linksys Wireless G

By ptim
Jul 12, 2009
  1. I bought a new wifi router, Linksys G, Model WRT54G2, it works fine for my desktop, but I have 2 work laptops and 1 personal laptop, they all have Vista on them, I cant get a wifi connection with any of them. They all have internal wifi cards.
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Make sure the wifi adapters are physically enabled. There is usually a keyboard shortcut that is used to enable/disable the onboard network interface on notebooks. If your desktop is hard-wired to the router (mean direct connect/no wireless) make sure that the router is transmitting a G-signal and that there is no encryption set. You can configure the router's settings by typing "" in your browser's address bar.
  3. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    The laptops were working fine on my previous linksys router. My daughters desktop use an external wifi device, it picks it up fine and its faster than before, it also has Vista.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    Vista can be cranky; use the Wireless Network Wizard to create the connection.
    When it ask "Public or Private", click on the Private to open the firewall
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